Mongrel wrote:(long ass pic)
Wow. Just like how the Mafia fought the Nazi movement growing in the US during the '30s.
By law, police officers in The Netherlands are not allowed to enter places of worship during religious services. So, reverends from around the country have taken turns holding services at Bethel Church to prevent officials from arresting the Tamrazyan family, who have been in The Netherlands for nine years. “By giving hospitality to this family, we could give them time and place to [demonstrate] to the secretary of state the … urgency of their situation,” Theo Hettema, chairman of the General Council of Protestant Ministers says.
Tom Francis wrote:I see what my brain is doing. There’ll always be enough uncertainty in my life that I can delay a donation in the name of caution. But I don’t think that loop ends on iteration 3 or 4, so I’m cutting it short now. I’m giving $25,000 to the Against Malaria Foundation and another $25,000 to GiveDirectly.
Thad wrote:It'll never get to a floor vote in the Senate.
Bal wrote:McConnell won't even risk talking about it.
Mongrel wrote:Bal wrote:The Majority Leader is under no obligation to bring any legislation to the Senate floor.
Wow I never realized it was that absolute.
Brentai wrote:On the other hand you couldn't ask for a more clear-cut argument for abolishing the Senate.
A majority-approaching-supermajority of citizens believe a crime - likely even a treason - has been committed and is continuing to be committed by the Executive branch, a motion to check has been put forward by the Legislative branch, and one guy from Kentucky (population: 26 out of 50) gets to stonewall it for the express purpose of moving the Judicial branch further away from public opinion. From every angle the Senate is performing its intended function of defying democracy. And justice, but nobody cares about justice.
It's a political power play only if you believe that it's impossible to ever actually rewrite the Constitution at such a low level. But, if it gets crystallized into such a clear-cut problem that over 66.6% of our democracy agrees that checks and balances have broken down and it all comes down to a single turkey-necked point of failure, well, the social contract either gets amended or the people start looking into alternatives.
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